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Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations

Version of section 13 from 2009-09-09 to 2018-02-01:


Marginal note:Quick-dry enamel

  •  (1) The set-to-touch, tack-free and dry-hard times of a quick-dry enamel set out in the schedule must be determined in accordance with ASTM D 1640–03, entitled Standard Test Methods for Drying, Curing, or Film Formation of Organic Coatings at Room Temperature, except that the standard must be read as excluding references to any agreement between the purchaser and the seller as well as the following:

    • (a) sections 2, 2.1, 4 and 4.1 with the exception of Table 1 of section 4.1;

    • (b) sections 7.3, 7.3.1, 7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.7, 7.7.1, 7.8 and 7.8.1;

    • (c) sections 10, 10.1, except the expression “duplicate determinations should agree within 10% of the time of drying”, and 10.2.

  • Marginal note:Excluded methods

    (2) For the purpose of these Regulations, standard ASTM D 1640–03 must be read as excluding the following referenced standards:

    • (a) ASTM D 823; and

    • (b) ASTM D 1005.

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